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Nearly 75% of Busan’s Students Get Private Education

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The Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education has announced that 73.3 percent of students in elementary, middle and high schools in the city receive private education. A survey on private education was conducted by the education office in April, with 62,470 parents being the respondents. According to the survey, private ...

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New International Passenger Terminal Boasts Top-tier Amenities

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The new International Passenger Terminal in Busan, Asia’s largest, just had its grand opening on Aug. 26 and began full operations from Aug. 31. The new terminal is fully outfitted, and includes an international passenger terminal, gate, warehouse, rest area and duty-free shops. The venue takes up 93,000 square meters, ...

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Catholic University of Busan Receives City’s Highest Ranking

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The Catholic University of Busan was the only four-year university in Busan to receive a score of “A” given under the government’s university structural reform evaluation program. Eleven universities, including Busan National University and Dong-A University, received grades of “B” with Kyungsung University and Silla University receiving marks of “C”. ...

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Buk-gu Has Lowest Gas Prices in the Country

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A new report shows that gas prices in Busan’s Buk-gu are the cheapest in the country. An official from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said that the average price for gasoline in Buk-gu, based data for July, was 1521 won per liter, 457 won cheaper than the average ...

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Gimhae-Los Angeles Cargo Route to Begin

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The first direct route from Gimhae International Airport to the Americas will soon be operated. An official from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that it approved international transport flights connecting Gimhae and Los Angeles in the United States for National Air Cargo, also known as National ...

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BEXCO to Host Busan Global Water Forum

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The Busan Global Water Forum will take place on September 2nd and 3rd at BEXCO. The forum will be attended by numerous water-related government agencies, academic researchers, and companies. 600 people from 25 countries will participate in the forum this year. Attendees will discuss the forum’s main theme of “Ideal ...

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New Parking Regulations Face Huge Backlash

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The city of Busan is receiving backlash from both local residents and civil servants over its decision to abolish the 60-minute free parking in parking lots at public institutions in order to promote the use of public transportation. Due to the new regulations, citizens will now have to pay 300 ...

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Record Number of Summer Vacationers Visit Busan

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The total number of summer vacationers who visited Busan’s beaches this year surpassed the previous record set eight years ago this past weekend. The number of people who visited the city’s 7 beaches, including Haeundae, Gwangalli and Songdo, last Saturday was 1.25 million, bringing the total number of summer vacationers this year ...

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